Brief Biography

Dr. Jason B. Huett is the Associate Dean of Online Development and USG eCore. He is also a tenured Associate Professor of Instructional Technology and Design at the University of West Georgia (UWG) and the 2012 President-elect of the Distance Learning Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). He speaks and presents internationally on a topics concerning distance education and online learning. He is a member of noted editorial boards, and serves as a consultant for several virtual schools, universities, corporations, and the State of Georgia.

He was a featured researcher at the 2006 AECT International Convention in Dallas, Texas and has published numerous articles—including award-winning publications—in journals such as The American Journal of Distance Education, Quarterly Review of Distance Education, The Information Systems Education Journal, International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, and TechTrends. He also has several book chapters in print and has edited two books: Learning and Instructional Technologies for the 21st Century: Visions of the Future and The Next Generation of Distance Education: Unconstrained Learning.

Jason is currently a contributing editor for the new Journal of Applied Instruction Design, and he also co-chaired the 2010 AECT Summer Research Symposium which focused on distance education. He was lead designer on a new online doctorate in School Improvement that launched its first cohort in summer 2011 and has aided in the design of numerous online programs and classes from 6th grade through the doctoral level. Recently, he helped author a strategic plan to advance online teaching and learning at UWG that received unanimous support from the Faculty Senate.

His other research interests include online communications, distance learner motivation, online collaborative learning, instructional design for online environments, standards for distance education, competency-based approaches to distance learning environments, and K-12 online learning.

Jason lives with his wife, three children, and an over-grown clown of a Boxer pup in Carrollton, GA and is a self-professed science fiction junkie and tech geek. The personalized license plate on his car reads "KHAAAAAN!"


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Computing, University of North Texas
  • Master of Science, Secondary Education, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
  • Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude), English and Biology, Texas State University

Curriculum Vitae


Music (Music is a passion. Here are a few favorite artists in no particular order...)
Iron & Wine, Tortoise, Led Zeppelin, Tom Waits, Spoon, Interpol, Guided by Voices, Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Beck, Talking Heads, Darkness, Elliott Smith, KISS, SoundGarden, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Mignon Grabois (my cousin), Black Keys, Fleet Foxes, Flaming Lips, Steely Dan, Morphine, PIXIES, Queen, Pogues, Neutral Milk Hotel, Wilco, Screamin' J Hawkins, The Clash, Badly Drawn Boy, Bright Eyes, Traditional Irish Celtic Music, Band of Horses, The National, Bon Iver, TV On The Radio, My Morning Jacket, Kings Of Leon, U2, Lyle Lovett, The Tannahill Weavers, M. Ward, Gráda, Grizzly Bear, Calexico, Gypsy Kings, Pinback, Damien Jurado, Frightened Rabbit, Great Lake Swimmers, Horse Feathers, Sea Wolf, The Tallest Man on Earth, & Wolf Parade.


Chuck, Battlestar Galactica (reboot), Caprica, Star Trek (all of them), Stargate (all of them), British Comedies, College Football, True Blood, Lost, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Family Guy, Futurama, Firefly, The Young Ones, Quantum Leap, Walking Dead, Rubicon, The Wire, & The Office (both versions).


Too many to list and too hard to decide. I love movies and have an amazing home theater setup in my basement. Next best thing to being at the movies. :)


Books are the main decorating motif of my entire house. I love fantasy and science fiction novels (Tolkien, Card, Goodkind, Niven, Pournelle), Shakespeare, and The Modernist Period (especially Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Pound, Eliot, Joyce, Yeats, & Stevens). I am a huge Vonnegut fan. My guilty pleasure is graphic novels especially The Preacher, Metropolis, Y The Last Man, The Walking Dead, Garth Ennis's Punisher Series, Watchmen, The Sandman series, MAUS, V for Vendetta, 300, anything by Frank Miller or Mark Millar.


Trout fishing, hiking, travel, restoring old cast iron cookware, building high-end computers, creative writing, walking, weight lifting, shopping for deals on the internet, watching college football, playing with my kids, paying attention to my wife.

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Jason B. Huett, Ph.D.

Associate Dean | Online Development and USG eCore

Associate Professor | Instructional Technology and Design

President-elect | Distance Learning Division of AECT

University of West Georgia

678-390-8707 | jhuett@westga.edu |http://jasonhuett.wikispaces.com

“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.” --Chinese Proverb